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August 09, 2022

MOSAIC Delay Upsets SportPlane Industry

Delay Could Put Off Much Needed Reg Update For Well Over A Year...

The Annual Oshkosh “Meet the Boss” event was one of the most sparsely attended editions we’ve seen to date… seemingly due to the fact that word was out that the FAA had disappointing news… And, darn it, they did. What everyone wanted to hear, was positive news about MOSAIC… a program that would determine the future of light aircraft. A working version, if not the NPRM itself, was previously promised for this year but due to the extended politics of separating the program into segments that set unmanned aircraft and autonomous vehicles apart from the pseudo-LSA sport aircraft community, it needed revision. 

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Pondering The Artemis Load Manifest

Space-Junk, and the High Cost of Caprice

After more than half a century, humankind is making ready to return to the moon. In addition to prosaic requisites such as air, food, water, and fuel, Artemis’s Orion spacecraft will carry a host of symbolic trinkets moonward. These include: Girl Scout badges, LEGO figurines, digitized student essays, tree seeds, a pen nib with which Charles M. Schulz drew Peanuts cartoons, and a great many additional bits and bobs. 

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U.S. Commercial Flight Delays and Cancellations Worsen

Time To Spare, Go By Air

The most conspicuous and off-putting symptom of the woes with which air-carriers are presently afflicted is flight delays—many of which metastasize into cancellations. So acute are the instances and so abundant the incidences of flight delay that Capitol Hill lawmakers are urging federal agencies to investigate whether airlines are engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices—alleging airlines knowingly schedule flights that cannot be fulfilled.

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U.S. Fuel Retailers Cry 'Foul!'

Lawmakers Look for Birds

In yet another instance that speaks to widening gulf between the aims of America’s citizens and businesses and the federal lawmakers by whom they’re governed, U.S. fuel retailers are fighting the inclusion of a tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Democrats' massive $430-billion spending bill. Lawmakers are offering a $1.25-$1.75 per-gallon SAF credit depending on the feedstock used, as part of a tax and climate bill that aims to lower U.S. carbon emissions by about 40% by 2030 and cut the federal budget deficit by $300 billion. The bill passed the Senate and moves to the House with the SAF credit included next week. Democrats control the Ho

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First Latin American Installation of Satcom Direct System Completed

Plane Simple, Plain Impressive

Satcom Direct (SD), a provider of global satellite communications systems, has confirmed the first installation of its Plane Simple antenna on a special mission aircraft. The Ku-band variant of SD’s system is being installed on a Brazilian-registered Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante operated by Fototerra, an outfit specializing in airborne geographic data capture. The instance represents the first Plane Simple Ku-band installation in Latin America.

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NATA Applauds Costly Legislation

Chutzpah on the Brink

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has issued a statement extolling the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. NATA has lauded tax provisions contained in the new legislation which seek—ostensibly—to incentivize production of renewable jet fuels.

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Boeing’s Issues CAVU Industry Forecast

Aerospace in the Future Perfect Tense

Boeing, the aerospace titan whose clippers, flying fortresses, jet airliners, jumbo-jets, and Starliners have alternately extended man’s reach, safeguarded his freedoms, and broadened his sense of possibility, has made public the results of its Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO)—an arcane work of augury that peers twenty-years into the future of the aerospace industry and portends what profits or perils lie therein. Happily, Boeing’s forecast calls for tremendous growth throughout the commercial aviation sector.

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Classic Aero-TV: Rainbow Aviation's EMG-6 - The Cutest Motor Glider

At EAA AirVenture 2016 We Found Flying Ultralights Is Fun, and Cute Is a Bonus…

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN’s, Earl Downs, headed to the south end of the Wittman Regional Airport where the ultralights hang out. This part of AirVenture, also referred to as the ‘fun zone,’ displays some great aircraft that represent the epitome of recreational aviation. Earl stopped to talk with Brian Carpenter, who is the owner of Rainbow Aviation Services and its subdivision, Adventure Aircraft.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna P210N

Last Recorded ADS-B Target Was Located About .46 Miles Northwest Of The Accident Site

On July 14, 2022, about 1231 mountain daylight time, a Cessna P210N, N731BJ, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Buffalo, Wyoming. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Recorded Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) data showed the airplane departed from Powell Municipal Airport, (POY) Powell, Wyoming, and progressed along a southeasterly course, while it ascended to 17,450 ft mean sea level (msl).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.09.22)

Aero Linx: The South Carolina Aviation Association The South Carolina Aviation Association is South Carolina’s only state-affiliated group for aviation professionals and enthusiasts. SCAA actively promotes aviation growth through airport development and safety to meet the air transportation and economic development needs of South Carolina.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.09.22): Resume Own Navigation

Resume Own Navigation Used by ATC to advise a pilot to resume his/her own navigational responsibility. It is issued after completion of a radar vector or when radar contact is lost while the aircraft is being radar vectored.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.09.22)

‘This industry needed the FAA to do their job and help us rebuild aviation, and they’ve really let us down… for a year or more--or even longer. It’s going to be costly…” Source: A statement from an LSA manufacturer, who asked not to be named, expressing disappointment in yet another delay in the promised, and much desired, MOSAIC program.

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